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Cyclone Freshmen Impress at IAAF World Championship

Cailie Logue and Amanda Vestri wrapped up their long freshman seasons in style with career-best efforts at the IAAF U20 World Championships this week. Logue recorded a personal best in the 5,000-meter run on Tuesday, and came back with another PR on Wednesday in the 3,000 while Vestri joined Logue with a personal best in […]

Next level Iowa Podcast June 26, 2018: USATF Rap

  On this, possibly our longest podcast, Mike and I TRY to summarize this past weekend’s USATF Nationals Meet held on the Blue Oval of Drake Stadium. We talk with Anna (Holdiman)McDonald-Logan Magnolia-Boise St. and Rebekah Topham-Griswald-Wichita St after their steeplechase. We caught up with Carter Lilly-SC East-Iowa and Erik Sowinski-Iowa after their 800m races. […]

2018 USA Track & Field Championship Pre-Meet Notes by Mike Mahon

Seventy athletes (36 men, 34 women) who represented Team USA in the 2016 Rio De Janiero Summer Olympicsare scheduled to compete in meet. That doesn’t include another nine athletes who performed at the 2012 London Olympics, that also will compete at Drake. Feature photo: Sandi Morris Competing at the Drake Relays Pole Vaulting Competitions   […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast June 18, 2018: Blake Boldon, Shelby Houlihan and Erik Sowinski

Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Jenny Simpson-Webster City©Mike Brynes 2017 On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we get you pumped up for the USATF Nationals taking place this weekend on the Blue Oval of Drake Stadium! We talk with the Director of the Drake Relays Blake Boldon about the high quality […]

Thursday, June 21 USA Track & Field Championship Preview

REIGNING OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, 6 AMERICAN RECORD HOLDERS TO HIGHLIGHT FIRST-DAY ACTION   How’s this for an opening act on Day One of the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Drake Stadium fans will be graced by the presence of four medalists from the 2016 Olympics and seven current American record holders. Feature photo: Shelby Houlihan-SC […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast July 12, 2018: Natties Wrap and USATF Preview

Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou©Michael Scott 2018 Editor’s Note: A big “thank you!” to our NCAA Nationals Photographers, Michael Scott and Darren Miller! On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s NCAA D1 National Championships and we look ahead to the USATF National Championships coming to the Blue Oval of Drake University later this […]

Hawks Set New Heights at Nationals

Men  Reno Tuufuli sat ninth at the NCAA Championships with one heave of the discus left in his junior season at the University of Iowa. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here!  Feature photo: William Dougherty-WoodburyCent-Iowa © Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com   “He said, ‘If I stay in ninth, I don’t walk away with any (All-American) hardware (awarded to the top […]

Schweizer Ends Mizzou Career With Sixth Championship

Mizzou Track & Field senior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) and redshirt junior Gabi Jacobs(Bloomington, Ill.) each closed the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on a high note, as Schweizer captured her sixth NCAA title in the 5000m run, while Jacobs finished fifth in the discus. Schweizer’s national title was her 10th career All-America […]

Gustafson Big Showing For Bowling Green at Nationals

Bowling Green State University’s Aliyah Gustafson and Rachel Walny concluded their seasons Thursday evening at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Gustafson finished 15th in the shot put and Walny placed 18th in the 10,000. Courtesy Falcons Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Aliyah Gustafson-IA City-Bowling Green ©Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com For Gustafson, the result makes […]